UK Landscape Award 2012 open for nominations

13th July, 2012

The second UK Landscape Award opened for entries on 2nd July to recognise landscape projects that have helped people create better places to live; and to celebrate the efforts of all those who made it happen.

The winner of the UK Award will represent the UK as its entry to the Landscape Award of the Council of Europe in 2013, bringing international recognition both for the project team, and for the organisations and communities involved.

The competition is open to landscape projects of all sizes and types – for urban, rural or coastal landscapes; and for newly created or regenerated landscapes. Innovative initiatives, including policies and landscape guidance, are also eligible. This year’s award will recognise the importance of working with local communities to protect and enhance local landscapes, especially where community involvement has helped foster a strong sense of identity and improve the quality of life in the area.

Full competition details, including eligibility criteria and entry forms can be found at, as well as profiles of the entries to the Landscape Award 2010. Entry is free, online and simple. The competition is open until 19 October 2012.

The UK Landscape Award 2012 is jointly organised by DEFRA, Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage, Countryside Council for Wales, the Welsh Government, the Scottish Government and the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland.